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Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect

Rachael King
Lawyer

Posted on 14/02/2022, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

Attending the Family Court can be a very daunting experience. The process is different depending on whether you’re involved in Financial or Parenting matters, and we explain below the different Court events you are likely to encounter.   The First Return Date (Initial Hearing) Irrespective of whether you have filed an Application with respect to … Continue reading “Family Court Proceedings – What to Expect”


DS Family Law Promotion – Caley Kim to Associate

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 27/10/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Caley Kim to Associate. All of our promotions within DS Family Law are strictly based on merit and performance and Caley’s ascension is thoroughly deserved. We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding association. Our sincerest congratulations, Caley.  


Collaborative Practice in Family Law

Caley Kim
Associate
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 26/07/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

Collaborative Practice is a non-adversarial dispute resolution process whereby lawyers (and other professionals, such as psychologists, counsellors, child development specialists, financial advisors, tax accountants, etc.) work together to facilitate child and family-focused discussion between the parties to negotiate a practical overall agreement to all aspects of a dispute. Any discussions, correspondence or records of those … Continue reading “Collaborative Practice in Family Law”


COVID-19 Notice

Milos Supljeglav
Managing Director
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 01/02/2021, Last Updated on 20/01/2023

Effective from 12:01am Tuesday, 29 June 2021 until at least 12:01am Saturday, 3 July 2021, the State Government has introduced a four-day lockdown in the Perth metropolitan area and the Peel region to stop the spread of COVID-19.   Working remotely We have taken immediate steps to enable our team to work from home. With … Continue reading “COVID-19 Notice”


The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements

Amy James
Senior Associate

Posted on 25/05/2021, Last Updated on 31/10/2023

In a Family Law context, DIY separation agreements can present several potential problems and pitfalls. A separation agreement is a written contract between a separating couple wherein they document what they have agreed regarding various issues, mainly related to their property settlement. The main goal of “Do-it-Yourself” separation agreements is to save time and money, … Continue reading “The dangers of DIY Separation Agreements”


Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer

Ross Dunlop
Consultant

Posted on 22/02/2021, Last Updated on 20/01/2023

A relationship breakdown can be one of the most challenging and stressful experiences in your life and, ultimately, you’ll more than likely end up having to resolve matters through the Family Court (whether by litigation or an Application for Consent Orders). But to make the process simpler and improve the overall and – let’s be … Continue reading “Getting the Most out of your Family Lawyer”


Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard

Rachael King
Lawyer

Posted on 12/01/2021, Last Updated on 27/11/2023

Whilst in Primary School, I recall a class-mate feeling very nervous about attending the Family Court to express her views as to whether she wanted to live with her Mum or her Dad. I remember how anxious she was at the time, but after the event she told me she was so relieved that the … Continue reading “Children’s Views in Family Court Proceedings – Not Seen, but Heard”



How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

Caley Kim
Associate
Accredited Family Law Specialist

Posted on 25/05/2020, Last Updated on 20/01/2023

How much does it cost to get a divorce from start to finish? The total cost of a Divorce Application varies on a case-by-case basis, but will ultimately be determined by the following factors: the filing fee; associated legal fees (in the event you engage a Solicitor); whether or not evidence of living separately under … Continue reading “How Much Does a Divorce Cost?”


How to Enforce Family Court Orders

Rebecca Ward
Senior Associate

Posted on 15/12/2016, Last Updated on 20/04/2023

Obtaining Family Court Orders can be a long, drawn-out process lasting many months if not years, so it can be particularly galling if the other party either consistently breaks these Orders or point-blank refuses to follow them. So what can be done to force the other party to comply with and enforce Family Court Orders? … Continue reading “How to Enforce Family Court Orders”